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Driving the Dialogue on Diversity

By Shruti Pushkarna
March 11, 2021

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, International Yoga Day, World Braille Day or International Women’s Day, I don’t believe in tokenism. A cause or community needs attention, acceptance and accolades round the year. One day can never be enough. But maybe an annual observance has a sense of association and awareness that can permeate through the societal mindset.

Earlier this week, when the world was celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, I decided to speak to four powerful agents of change. Each of these women, armed with their passion, commitment and instinctive leadership, are transforming the way we look at disability and inclusion. …Read More

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The non-viability of social distancing is just one of the innumerable difficulties that persons with disabilities face owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Simi Kuriakose
July 12, 2020

Even as far as the struggles in employment go, Shalini Khanna, director, NAB India Centre for Blind Women and Disability Studies, adds that persons with disabilities have major challenges, “At this time, when they have suddenly lost work, since most of them were on contracts, it is a very difficult situation for them. They need to pay rents of their homes, so this is the same problem that the migrant workers were facing. The double disadvantage that disabled workers have is that they can’t even go back to their homes with whatever transport they get. They (the blind people) can’t see and they can’t even get out on the roads. Some disabled people in Delhi-NCR are also migrant workers.”

Khwab Humare Tabeer Bhi Hamari

DD Urdu
February 18, 2020

Every women has a dream and deserves an opportunity to live their dreams. An exclusive program was telecast on DD Urdu dated 18th Feb 2020 focusing on their dreams, desires and future aspirations.

Radio City

RJ Ginni Show,
October 22, 2018

A short documentary on `Discovering Hands Project for `Breast cancer detection training for blind women was aired on Radio city on 22nd Oct highlighting the work of the certified blind Medical Tactile Examiners (MTEs).

Zero Conference 2019

Ms. Shalini Khanna and Dr. Mandeep S. Malhotra presented the concept of Tactile Breast Examination at the Zero Conference held in Vienna, Austria.
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